ideagirl wrote:Louis Foreman was talking about it and said there were 3000 people
at the last casting call. I thought that seemed a little high for a 1 day thing.
That's just mathmatically impossible. Say 3000 people equal to at least 2000 inventions. Each invention gets 2 minute presentation time, plus walk in, prepare(setup), walk out, voting.. one invention will take 5 minutes time out of a judging panel. 2000 inventions need 10,000 minutes (or 166hrs) And there are only 4 panel at San Jose. So each panel will spend 44 hrs...??!!
I roughly counted how many inventors were in line per several sidewalk blocks and calculated by length of the line.